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It is June, 1959, and suddenly and sadly we realize that our high
school days are over. We have taken one last look at our beloved high
school and the memories it brings to us. Now we turn our backs to all
this and search into the darkness and uncertainty of the future- -the
forbidding future with its pitfalls ready to make us stumble on our
march towards success and happiness. But do we go into this fight
unarmed? No, we are armed and inspired with our hard-earned edu-
cation and enduring friendships which will keep us striving forward
until we have reached our goals. Yes, we have all been prepared for
the unknown future by our teachers who have guided us with a patient
hand during our wonderful, although sometimes difficult, four years
at Williamsburg High School.
We, the class of 1959, are ready for this big challenge and accept
*D ecttc<ztto*t . . .
We, the class of 1959, proudly and ap-
preciatively dedicate "The Tattler" to
Mrs. Frances Grinnell, whose time, effort,
friendliness, and willingness to help, have
made our four years at Williamsburg High
School a truly rewarding experience.
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LAWRENCE WESLEY AMES
"Each man for himself."
Pro Merito 3; Driver Ed. 3; Basketball 3.
JUDITH ANN BREGUET
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine."
Chorus lj Glee Club 1,2,3,4; Science Club 2,3,4; Freshman Reception
Committee 4; Junior Prom Committee 3; Food Sale Committee 2;
Driver Ed. 3; Basketball Manager 2; Basketball 3,4; Drama Club 3;
Press Club 4; Play 2,3; Tattler Staff 4; Christmas Dance Committee 4.
ANDREA JEAN CULVER
"Help thyself and God will help thee."
Glee Club 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Debating 1; Drama Club 3;
Science Club 4; Freshman Reception Committee 4; Junior Prom
Committee 3; Driver Ed. 3; Christmas Dance Committee 4; Play 3;
Tattler Staff 3,4; Student Council Constitution Committee 4; Treas-
urer 1,2,3,4; Pro Merito 3.
Driver Ed. 3.
JOSEPH PHILIP GAGNE
"For most men (till by losing rendered sager)
Will back their own opinions by a wager."
MARIAN ALICE GAGNON
"Her bright smile haunts me still."
Chorus 1; Glee Club 2,3,4; Asst. Ed. Tattler 4; Vice -president 2;
Tattler Staff 2,3,4; Science Club 3,4; Driver Ed. 4; Class Historian
3,4; Junior Prom Committee 3; Food Sale Committee 2; Pro Merito
3,4; Cheerleader 3,4; Christmas Dance Committee 4.
BETHANY ROSE HEMENWAY
"Eat, drink, and be merry."
Chorus 1; Glee Club 1,4; Tattler Staff 1,2,3,4; Driver Ed. 3; Class
Historian 2; Junior Prom Committee 3; Christmas Dance Commit-
MARTHA LINDA HINTON
"Sober, steadfast, and demure."
Library Club 3,4; Pro Merito 3,4; Tattler Staff 4; Christmas Dance
DORCAS ALICE HOULE
"For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining, is to let
Debating 1; Drama Club 2,3; Basketball 2; Christmas Dance Com-
mittee 4; Glee Club 3,4; Driver Ed. 3; Junior Prom Committee 3;
Tattler Staff 4; Science Club 4.
JOHN LEWIS JUDD
"Plodding wins the race."
Baseball Manager 1,2,3; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Junior Prom Committee
3; Freshman Reception Refreshment Committee 3; Freshman Recep-
tion Committee 4; Driver Ed. 3; Food Sale Committee 2; Christmas
Dance Committee 4.
"Here was a gentleman on whom I built an absolute trust."
Glee Club 1,2,3,4; Junior Prom Committee 3; Food Sale Committee
2; Driver Ed. 3; Basketball 2,3,4; Baseball 1,2,3,4; Drama Club 3;
Play 2,3; Tattler Staff 2,3,4; Editor Tattler 4; Cross country 4; Class
President 2,3,4; Pro-Merito 3,4; Governor's Youth Council Rep. 3;
Christmas Dance Comm. 4; Student Government Day Rep. 4; Student
Council President 4.
FRANK PHILIP KUSCHKA
"You'll find us rough, Sir, but you'll find us ready."
Science Club 2,3,4; Orchestra 1,2; Science Fair 1,2,3,4; Driver Ed. 2;
Junior Prom Committee 3; Christmas Dance Committee 4.
KATHERINE LOUISE LAVALLE
"The glass of fashion and the mould of form, the observed of all
Food Sale Committee 2; Junior Prom Committee 3; Freshman Re-
ception Committee 4; Driver Ed. 3; Tattler Staff 2,3,4; Basketball 1;
Cheerleader 2,3,4; Captain 4; Press Club 4; Science Club 4; Cheer-
leaders Dance Comm. 3; Class Historian 1; Drama Club 3; Western
Mass. Student Traffic Safety Conference Rep. 4; Christmas Dance
"Oh, to have a little house! To own the hearth and stool and all!"
Glee Club 1,4; Driver Ed. 3; Tattler Staff 3; Junior Prom Committee
3; Food Sale Committee 2; Christmas Dance Committee 4.
CHARLOTTE ANNE PARKER
"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from
Glee Club 2,3,4; Tattler Staff 2,3,4; Driver Ed. 3; Cheerleader 3,4;
Freshman Reception Committee 4; Junior Prom Committee 3; Food
Sale Committee 2; Press Club 4; Science Club 4; Christmas Dance
Committee 4; Pro Merito 3,4.
GLENN STEVEN RICHARDSON
"Little strokes fell great oaks."
Baseball 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Cross-Country 4; Driver Ed. 2;
Tattler Staff 3,4; Business Manager Tattler 4; Junior Prom Commit-
tee 3; Food Sale Committee 2; Freshman Reception Committee 4;
Christmas Dance Committee 4.
RICHARD JOSEPH ROBERGE
"Whatever you have, spend less."
Driver Ed. 3; Freshman Reception Committee 4.
OTIS LEROY SEARS
"I am slow of speech and of a slow tongue."
Baseball Manager 1; Driver Ed. 3; Junior Prom Committee 3; Fresh-
man Reception Committee 4; Basketball Manager 4.
CAROL ANN SMITH
"Virtue is the truest nobility."
Tattler Staff 2,3,4; Driver Ed. 3; Pro Merito 3,4; Science Club Di-
rector 2,3,4; Food Sale Committee 2.
ESTHER LOUISE SNOW
"She that was ever fair and never proud,
Had tongue at will and yet was never loud."
Glee Club 2; Science Club 4; Junior Prom Committee 3; Food Sale
Committee 2; Driver Ed. 3; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Drama Club 3; Play 3;
Press Club 4; Tattler Staff 3,4; Christmas Dance Committee 4; Class
LARRY CHARLES STOUT
"He is a little Chimney, and heated hot in a moment."
Baseball Manager 2; Basketball Manager 3; Driver Ed. 3; Freshman
Reception Committee 4; Science Club 2,3,4; Christmas Dance Com-
STEVEN EDWARD THAYER
"Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast."
Baseball 1,2,3,4; Basketball 2,3,4; Class Vice-president 1,3,4; Junior
Prom Committee 3; Tattler Staff 4; Driver Ed. 3; Boys' State Repre-
sentative 3; Governor's Youth Council Representative 3,4; Food Sale
Committee 2; Christmas Dance Committee 4; Pro-Merito 3,4;
Student Council Vice-president 4.
IRENE ELLEN TIMMERMAN
"A fair exterior is a silent recommendation."
Glee Club 2,3,4; Food Sale Committee 2; Driver Ed. 3; Library Club
3; Freshman Reception Committee 4; Christmas Dance Committee 4;
Tattler Staff 4.
PAUL HENRY WEBB
"People who are quiet are dangerous."
Basketball 1,2,3,4; Cross Country 4; Tattler Staff 3,4; Junior Prom
Committee 4; Freshman Reception Committee 4; Driver Ed. 3; Pro-
Merito 3,4; Food Sale Committee 2; Christmas Dance Committee 4.
HARRY STODDARD WILLISTON, III
"Speech is a mirror of the soul; as a man
speaks, so is he."
Science Club 2,3,4; Basketball Manager 3,
4; Junior Prom Committee 3; Driver Ed. 2;
Freshman Reception Committee 4; Western
Mass. Student Safety Conference Repre-
sentative 3; Food Sale Committee 2;
Christmas Dance Committee 4.
WALTER ROBERT WITTSHIRK
"Secret, and self-contained, and solitary
as an oyster."
Baseball 2,3,4; Cross Country 4; Driver Ed.
3; Science Club 2,3,4; Pro-Merito 3;
Christmas Dance Committee 4.
FIRST ROW, Left to Right: Dorcas Houle, Carol Smith, Judy Breguet, Marian Gagnon, Brian King, Esther Snow,
Steven Thayer, Andrea Culver, Kathy Lavalle, Charlotte Parker. SECOND ROW: Martha Hinton, Emilianna
McCoy, Paul Webb, Larry Ames, Harry Williston, John Judd, Irene Timmermann, Bethany Hemenway. THIRD
ROW: Glenn Richardson, Otis Sears, Frank Kuschka, Richard Roberge, Joe Gagne, Walter Wittshirk, Larry Stout.
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We, the class of 1959, being of unsound mind and body do hereby proclaim this to be our last will and testament.
Upon our departure from Williamsburg High School, we bequeath our most beloved possessions to the following:
SECTION I Walter Wittshirk leaves his Yul Brynner haircut to Ed O'Brien whose own is currently patterned after
SECTION II Dorcas Houle, helping to stock the Goshen Library, leaves to it her four closets full of "Mad" maga-
SECTION III Dave Healy is handed down John Judd's pair of elevator shoes.
SECTION IV Kathy Lavalle wills her charge account at Saks to Williamsburg High's female faculty members.
SECTION V Judy Breguet regretfully leaves her sister Jeannie to carry on with her boy chasing activities at Williams-
burg High School.
SECTION I Steven Thayer leaves his lightning speed and alertness to Bill McAvoy.
SECTION II Larry Stout, who is always being picked on, leaves all his worldly possessions to benefit the work of
SECTION III Bethany Hemenway wills her ability to eat and not show it to Pat Lyons.
SECTION IV Otis Sears returns the custody of the school to those who should rightfully be in charge.
SECTION V Esther Snow, for obvious reasons, leaves her winning smile to Mr. Tonet.
SECTION I The Chesterfield belles, Carol Smith, Martha Hinton, and Emilianna McCoy disclose their many
schemes to make the school bus late in the morning to the Healy brothers.
SECTION II Andrea Culver wills her date book to Sue Senecal.
SECTION III Larry Ames leaves his complete mastery of the English language to Mrs. Thomas to use as future
SECTION IV Marian Gagnon parts with her red Bermuda shorts and gives them to Bonnie Albert who should con-
tinue to put them to the best of use.
SECTION V To Cecil A. P. Thomas, Jr., Brian King leaves his winning ways with the gentler sex.
SECTION VI Joseph Gagne bequeaths his beloved church key to Rickie Wittshirk.
SECTION I Charlotte Parker leaves her ability to get a diamond to Diana Damon, in hopes that she will someday
settle down to one man.
SECTION II Impeccable Paul Webb wills his life to the girl who bids the highest.
SECTION III Glenn Richardson leaves his basketball dribbling ability to Neil Menard who is expected to take over
when Glenn graduates.
SECTION IV Frank Kuschka wills his book of practical jokes to the school library. Inside is inscribed his learn-the-
hard-way -anxious "Don't overdo it."
SECTION V Irene Timmerman requests that her typewriter be left to Dick Ames.
SECTION VI Harry Williston leaves his pipe collection to the Springfield Museum.
SECTION I Richard Roberge declines to leave anything. He just wants to leave.
Signed and sealed
by the Class of 1959
We entered Williamsburg High School with great hopes for our next four years. Our number was then thirty-
four, but we lost Ferrelyn Dillard during the course of the year. We were enthusiastically led by our class officers.
They were as follows: President. William Reeves; Vice-President, Steven Thayer; Secretary, Esther Snow; Treas-
urer, Andrea Culver; Historian, Kathy Lavalle. When the seniors told usit was time for Freshman Reception we were
sure we'd never pull through; but surprisingly enough, everyone survived.
Our sophomore year brought us three more students, Dorcas Houle, Harry Williston, and Richard Muraski, but
took from us Richard Warren, Beverly LaCasse, Gerald Magdalenski, Sandra Bernier, William Reeves, Stephen John-
son, Dennis Larkin, and Richard Muraski who was with us but for a few weeks.
Our officers that year were: President, Brian King; Vice-President, Marian Gagnon; Secretary, Esther Snow;
Treasurer, Andrea Culver; Historian, Bethany Hemenway. Finding the treasury very meager, we decided to sponsor
a food sale which proved to be lucrative. We also helped with the Christmas Dance which was the project of the
Our junior year began with the election of class officers as follows: President, Brian King; Vice-President,
Steven Thayer; Secretary, Esther Snow; Treasurer, Andrea Culver; Historian, Marian Gagnon.
We gained three students that year; Diane Doggart, Ronald Low, and Otis Sears. However, three others left:
Connie Baker, Mary Carr, and William McAvoy.
This was our year to sponsor the prom, and we outdid ourselves decorating the gym to match our theme
"Garden of Eden." Rod MacLeod's music was featured, and the prom was certainly a success.
Well, here we are seniors, and so quickly, too. Patricia Morrey, Diane Doggart, and Ronald Low are no longer
with us and our number is now twenty-five.
History repeated itself when the officers were the same as the preceding year.
We sponsored the Freshman Reception; everyone had a lot of fun with the possible exception of the freshmen.
"We all go through it," we told them, but it didm't make much difference to them.
We are especially proud of our "Winter Wonderland" dance. It was one of "the" dances of the year, and it- was
Now it is time for us to graduate, after a period of time that hardly seems four months, though it has been four
years. We shall soon be going our separate ways and can only hope that friendships and fun at Burgy High will not
Members of the Class of 1959, friends, relatives, and innocent bystanders.
Tonight we commemorate the 25th reunion of the Class of 1959. Many of our members are spread all over the
United States, some are in Europe, and many have stayed right here in Williamsburg. To make our reunion more
interesting, I have visited with each classmate so that I can tell you tonight what each one is doing.
One of the most interesting occupations noted is that of Larry Stout, who runs an alligator ranch in his native
land of Florida. There he searched for "Oscar" deep in the Everglades. Oscar refused to leave the swamp without
his whole family which had grown to include some forty odd children and grandchildren.
Martha Hinton is a rocket scientist at Cape Canaveral. She is working on a new style, air-cushioned, two-
seater rocket expected to reach the moon in about an hour. This model is especially designed for teen-age dates
so the young people can get a closer look at that moon. Martha also experiments with electric eels, so I
accompanied her to Mobile, Alabama, to meet a new shipment.
When we arrived at the pier, I immediately recognized a familiar figure bending over a piece of broken
machinery on the bow of the ship. Grease rags were hanging out of every pocket, his long beard hung down to his
chest and was tucked inside his Captain's uniform, of which the two top buttons were unbuttoned. Yes, it was Otis
Carol Smith is running an orphanage in the hills of West Virginia. With all her baby-sitting experience during
her high school years, I wasn't surprised that she had made a career of caring for children.
I met Frank Kuschka on a train bound for Washington. After writing his first song, "The Kuschka Cha-Cha-Cha,"
he became an overnight success. His band travels all over the country playing his rhythmic songs.
In the nation's capital, Glen Richardson was perched on a soapbox giving a vigorous speech supporting the
President's foreign policy. A contract with a national baseball club had enabled him to meet many influential
people; so, when he retired from the sports world, he became an aggressive politician.
Three of my classmates were in New York City. Judy Breguet had become quite a career girl, being a wonder-
ful nurse and a part-time model. As we entered the fashion shop in which she modeled, we were greeted by Kathy
Lavalle. Kathy now owns one of the most successful shops in New York, catering exclusively to Park Avenue
Then I met Larry Ames hurrying down Fifth Avenue. I inquired why he was wearing such thick lensed glasses,
and he replied that he was still searching for the right girl.
Before leaving for Europe, I had time to see Dorcas Houle in that booming metropolis of Southwest Reeds North
Ferry, New Hampshire. She had gone there to teach in a one room schoolhouse, but because of the demand for
transportation had gone into the taxi-cab business. Mr. Tonet will be very much pleased to hear about this.
As I was speeding over the Atlantic, the radio picked up a London station. When the rock and roll song ended,
Harry Williston's voice startled me. Evidently his interest in radio and music had paid off. He was a guest disc
jockey for the BBC. The commercial made me listen closely. Harry explained that he was helping out an Ameri-
can sales representative, Brian King, who was trying to sell black-watch plaid toothpaste to those terribly con-
servative Londoners. Brian claimed that the toothpaste would not only destroy tooth decay and mouth odor, but
would cure neuritis, neuralgia, and neuremia all in one operation.
Irene Timmermann now lives in Germany, and is a photographer's assistant in Frankfort. She recently won a
pirze for reading one million books.
John Judd went to Germany to learn more about building roads, so he could take over his father's job and help
modernize highways in Massachusetts. While there he discovered a hidden talent and is now the star of the Berlin
Opera. You just never know--
I contacted Andrea Culver, who was in Siberia as a missionary. We agreed to fly back to Williamsburg together.
When I met her, she surprised me with a handsome Russian husband. They seem to be helping relationships between
our two nations. It took only two hours to cross the Atlantic. Andrea wanted to give her husband a taste of Ameri-
can night life, so we went to the Williams House that evening. This establishment had changed into a very swank
nightclub. Dick Roberge is the owner. Every winter he travels abroad looking for new talent for his floor show, of
which he is the master of ceremonies.
Among the wonderful acts in the show were Esther Snow and her sister singing duets. You'd never guess that
Esther is married and the mother of ten lovely children.
The next day I stopped in to see Charlotte Parker. She had converted her kitchen into a replica of the Snack
Bar, and was just taking one of her delicious hamburgers off the grill.
Joe Gagne is the boss of the Grocer's Union, and still works at the A&P. Two years from now he plans to buy
up all the First National stores in Massachusetts.
Paul Webb works at a hunting lodge in Goshen. He was a state forester for years, but so many girls were send-
ing smoke signals to him, the whole forestry service was in chaos, so Paul was forced to resign.
Emilianna McCoy is in Chesterfield on vacation from her exciting career playing "Kate" in "The Real McCoys."
Steve Thayer has opened a Fred Astaire dance studio in Northampton. We all know how he loves to dance.
Marian Gagnon, after teaching school for a few months, met THE man, married, and has five little boys. Her
wonderful cooking is appreciated at Alexander's restaurant where she works part-time.
Last, but not least, is Walter Wittshirk. He is in Hollywood as an understudy for Yul Brynner. He studies philos-
ophy at UCLA when not acting.
As for myself, there really isn't much to say except that I am still struggling to keep my weight down, my
bank account up, and my friends from wondering why I'll never believe in "going steady."
U.S. History, Mathe-
Mrs. ANNE BELCK
Mis. ANNE GRAVES
Asst. Principal, Driver
Ed.— Physical Ed.,
French — Social Studies,
Study Hall, Supervisor
Ancient History, Eng-
Mrs. MARIE THOMAS
Mrs. ELEANOR BART
Absent on sick leave, Mrs. Frances Grinnell: Commercial Studies.
FIRST ROW: Elizabeth Snow, Pearl Adams, Kathleen Walsh, William Munroe, John Munroe, Mary Jean Breguet,
Stanley Gromelski, Reed Boisjolie, Susan Senecal, Diana Damon, Marilyn Boucher. SECOND ROW: Patricia
Morrey, Virginia Johnson, Joan Robbins, Kathryn Sroczyk, Frances Sroczyk, Linda Morton, Barbara Pollen, Janice
Miller, Paulette LaPalm, Patricia Lyons, Martha Morrey, Nancy Dufresne, Beverly Ramstrom. THIRD ROW:
Patrick Moynahan, William McAvoy, Wilfred Samson, Edward O'Brien, Richard Ames, David Healy, Robert Ma-
son, Bruce Mack, Richard Tetrault, Richard Wittshirk, Joseph Kosior. ABSENT: Betty Sherk.
With a slight feeling of superiority the Junior Class settled down
to begin another school year. We got right down to business and
elected officers to lead our class. They were as follows: President,
Stanley Gromelski; Vice-president, John Munroe; Secretary, William
Munroe; Treasurer, Reed Boisjolie; and Historian, Jeannie Breguet.
We gained two new pupils, Pat Morrey, and Janice Miller, and
lost two, Tim Mosher and Tina Laughton. The class as a whole
sponsored a very successful "sock hop" in January, and soon after that
we began planning for the biggest highlight of the school year- -The
It was very successful, and next year, as seniors we'll be looking
back, I'm sure, on all the fun we've had during our junior year.
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FIRST ROW: Mary Ann Nietsche, Helen Symons, David Braman, Mary Richardson, Dan Dunlevy, Susan Clark,
William Ames, Cynthia Kellogg, Gertrude Heath, Laura Barrus. SECOND ROW: George Wright, Tom Mosher,
Candance Moore, Claudia Blanchet, Dorothy Colson, Judy Ring, Donna Elmes, Lucinda Lyman, Donna Hurd,
Dorothy Smith, Judy Schoonover, Peter Batura, Nick Howes. THIRD ROW: Joel Howes, David Aloisi, Ralph
Healy, John Curtis, Stephen Johnson, Tom Harter, Alan Moran, Bernard Beatie, David Webb, Craig Haskell, Gary
Moore, Charles Kellogg, Douglas Kellogg. ABSENT: Kathleen Mollison, Nick Warren, Fred Hayden, Kenneth
This fall we returned to school feeling more experienced and
mature. Our class was split up into two groups; Mr. Branch had half
and Mrs. Grinnell, the other half. However, after the first week of
school Mrs. Grinnell was taken sick and a substitute, Mrs. Bart, took
over our homeroom. We figured we could get away with murder
with a substitute , but we were mistaken, because Mrs. Bart had two
teenagers of her own, and in a week she knew us all like a book.
This year the President of our class is Dan Dunlevy; the Vice-
president, Billy Ames; Secretary, Susan Clark; Treasurer, David
Braman; and Historian, Mary Richardson.
Charles Kellogg was elected treasurer of the newly -organized
Student Council, and Nicky Warren a representative.
Our chief activities for this year were a skit for the Christmas
assembly and a dance in the month of March.
FIRST ROW, Left to Right: Linda Elmes, Bonnie Taylor, Margaret Lockwood, Joanne Brooks, Franklin Burr, Bar-
bara Hinton, Michael Dymerski, Neal Menard, Gail Mougin, Diane Pollen, Patricia Pavelcsyk. SECOND ROW:
Ann Hathaway, Linda Taylor, Jacqueline Tirrell, Beverly Morin, Mary Lou Johndrow, Susan Packard, Betty Lou
Morrey, Susan Fowler, Elizabeth Brooks, Bonnie Albert, Sandra Bond, Brenda Donovan. THIRD ROW: Roy Schoo-
nover, Philip Merritt, Cecil Thomas, James Outhuse, Richard West, James Barrus, Richard Graves, Bruce Du-
fresne, Ricky Graves, Robert Haskell, Radley Nutting, Thomas Kuschka, Richard Thomas, Damon Cheverette,
Paul Healy. ABSENT: Kathryn Bartlett. ABSENT: Marjorie Sherk.
On September 4 our large class of 41 pupils first entered into the routine
of high school life. We elected the following officers: Barbara Hinton, Presi-
dent; Andy Burr, Vice-president; Michael Dymerski, Secretary; Neal Menard,
Treasurer; and Joanne Brooks, Historian. To the newly formed student council
we elected Gail Mougin. We were rather shy at first and a bit terrified when-
ever "Freshman Reception" was mentioned, but that much feared night of
September 26 went by with us not too much for the worse.
Our first project as a class was the dance which we put on in November.
This dance netted a large profit; therefore our non-existent treasury got off to
a good start. In April we put on another dance which also was successful.
Our future years at Williamsburg High School seem promising and we only
hope they will be as successful as our first.
FRONT ROW: Bethany Hemenway, Judy Breguet, Irene Timmermann, Glenn Richardson, Marian Gagnon,
Brian King, Martha Hinton, Kathy Lavalle, Charlotte Parker, Susan Senecal. SECOND ROW: Dorothy Col-
son, Lucinda Lyman, Katherine Sroczyk, Patrica Money, Marilyn Boucher, Emilianna McCoy, Carol Smith,
Gertrude Heath, Linda Beals, Susan Clark, Helen Symons, Esther Snow. THIRD ROW: Andrea Culver, Jean
Breguet, Patricia Lyons, Steven Thayer, Paul Webb, David Healy, Otis Sears, William Munroe, Timothy
Mo she r.
SEATED: Martha Hinton, Brian King, Marian Gagnon. STANDING:
Mrs. Thomas, advisor; Steven Thayer, Glenn Richardson, Carol
Smith, Andrea Culver.
This year we have had two
successful trips, one to the Smith
College greenhouse and another to
the Springfield Museum. Also on
our schedule for the year are a trip
to Snow's sugar house, a science
fair, and one or two geology trips.
LEFT TO RIGHT: Bing Munroe,
Carol Smith, Susan Fowler, Mrs.
Belck, advisor, and Harry Willis ton.
Our library club this year has
met the first Tuesday in each
month. We have had a talk by Mr.
George Bean on his book, YANKEE
AUCTIONEER; we have assigned
students to fill the various bulletin
boards in the library; we collected
books in March for our library; and
we arranged for an assembly in
April on the Strategic Air Command
given by officials from the West-
over Air Force Base.
SEATED: Jeannie Breguet, Pearl
Adams. STANDING: Billy Munroe,
FIRST ROW, Left to Right: Charlotte Parker, Andrea Culver, Esther Snow, Marian Gagnon, Carol Smith, Martha
Hinton. SECOND ROW: Linda Morton, Steven Thayer, Larry Ames. Brian King, Paul Webb, Bethany Hemenway.
ABSENT: Betty Sherk. X X
FIRST ROW, Left to Right: Daniel Dunlevy, Mr. Simm, Peter Batura, Helen Symons, Cecil Thomas. David
Healy, Allen Moran. ABSENT: Kenneth Sherk.
This year the first round of the Connecticut Valley Debating Society was held at Williamsburg, and we won
3 out of 6 debates which put us in a tie for third place in the league. The second round was held at Hopkins
Academy where we lost all four debates. The third round will be held at Marhar Regional. Our record now stands
at a discouraging 3 and 7. Mr. Roger took some of us to the Clark University Tournament in Worcester. We have
been somewhat hampered by lack of experience which has worked itself out with practice, and we are looking
forward to a better time next year.
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FRONT ROW: Dorcas Houle, Patricia Lyons, Diana Damon, Judy Breguet, Jean Breguet, Susan Senecal, Marian
Gagnon, Mary Nietsche, Beverly Morin, Ann Hathaway. SECOND ROW: Miss Healy, supervisor, Bethany He-
menway, Beverly Ramstrom, Nancy Dufresne, Janice Miller, Kathy Walsh, Pearl Adams, Mary Lou Johndrow,
Donna Hurd, Lucinda Lyman, Judy Schoonover, Diane Pollen, Andrea Culver, Charlotte Parker. THIRD ROW:
Frances Sroczyk, Irene Timmermann, Emilianna McCoy, William Munroe, Charles Kellogg, John Munroe, Brian
King, Joel Howes, Tom Harter, William Ames, David Braman, Margaret Lockwood, Linda Taylor Jacquelyn
The Music Department had a busy year. An extra festival at
Chicopee in December was attended by a group from our orchestra
and Glee Club. These people were obliged to prepare for auditions
before they were accepted. The entire mixed Glee Club prepared an
audition for the May festival at Hadley.
Accepted from our music groups for the All-State Festival at
Hyannis, Massachusetts, in April were for the chorus; Susan Senecal,
and for the orchestra; Betty Sherk and Kenneth Sherk.
A spring concert was given in the gymnasium May 15, at which
time choral numbers were given by the Mixed Glee Club, the Girls'
Glee Club, and by smaller units such as duets and trios. Instrumental
numbers were given by the senior orchestra and by smaller ensembles,
as well as soloists.
Numbers were prepared by the Glee Club for Class Night and
FIRST ROW: Kathy Walsh, Pearl Adams, Betsy Snow, Diana Damon, Jeannie Breguet, Susan Senecal, Susan
Clark, Cynthia Kellogg, Mary Nietsche, Donna Elmes. SECOND ROW: Joseph Kosior, Billy Munroe, Virginia
Johnson, Beverly Ramstrom, Patricia Lyons, Barbara Pollen, Martha Morrey, Marian Gagnon, Gertrude Heath,
Tommy Kuschka, Ricky Wittshirk. THIRD ROW: Douglas Kellogg, Ralph Healy, Reed Boisjolie, Robert Mason,
Edward O'Brien, Richard Ames, Tom Harter, John Curtis, William Ames, David Braman, Craig Haskell, Bing
The 1958-59 Driver Education Class, consisted of thirty-seven
members, determined to absorb the fundamentals of good driving
attitudes and appreciations. They fulfilled the minimum require-
ment of thirty hours of classroom instruction.
Because of excessive administrative expenses, behind -the- wheel
training was eliminated. However, students who successfully com-
pleted the classroom phase of the program were eligible to receive
the Registry of Motor Vehicles Driver Education Certificate upon
completion of six hours of behind-the -wheel training at a certified
commercial driver training school.
SEATED: Gail Mougin, Steven Thayer, Brian King, Andrea Culver. STANDING: Andy Burr, Charles Kellogg,
Richard Wittshirk. ABSENT: Betty Sherk, Nicky Warren, Carol Otis, Joel Hurd.
In 1959 Williamsburg High School's first Student Council was formed. The election
of officers and delegates was held in January after a committee of students had drawn
up a constitution and put on an assembly to present this new constitution to the student
body. It was unanimously accepted, and plans were made for the first student council
election. Elected to lead Williamsburg Student Council were Brian King, President;
Steven Thayer, Vice-President; Charles Kellogg, Treasurer; Gail Mougin, Secretary.
The class representatives were Andrea Culver, Senior Class Representative; Betty Sherk
and Richard Warren, Junior Class Representatives; Nick Warren, Sophomore Class
Representative; Joel Hurd, Eighth Grade Representative; Carol Otis, Seventh Grade
Ideas for Student Council activities were received from a meeting with the Holy-
oke High School Student Council. Our first big activity was to provide for a second bus
to the Clark School game and dance and also to the Tournament games. We also
sponsored a dance in March to swell our treasury. During the school year we worked
on a student handbook and revising the constitution which we found had many short-
Considering everything we had a successful year, and we all sincerely feel that in
future years the Student Council will play a bigger and better part in the life of
Williamsburg High School.
SEATED: Charlotte Parker, Esther Snow, Judy Breguet, Kathy Lavalle, Helen Symons. STANDING: Peter Batura,
William Munroe, David Healy, James Outhouse, Cecil Thomas.
The Press Club, a newly organized group at Williamsburg High
School, handles all news items for activities. A scrapbook is being
kept of news items that have appeared in local newspapers.
STANDING: Kathy Lavalle, Sue Senecal. KNEELING: Beverly
Morin, Charlotte Parker, Nancy Dufresne, Janice Miller, Marian
Gagnon, and Marilyn Boucher.
The Cheerleaders this year are happy to report that we
have had a fairly good season.
Last year we lost Sandy Kmit, Ellie Leonard, and Terry
Smith, so this year we added Beverly Morin, Janice Miller,
and Marilyn Boucher to take their places.
With the changing of styles we also felt the need for
changing our uniforms. This new improvement was liked by
In May we plan to attend a cheering clinic at Springfield
College so that we will be able to study the new ideas and
styles of cheering.
Those of us who are leaving this year wish those whom
we are leaving behind a lot of luck, and we hope that they
will have as much fun as we have had.
STANDING: Paulette LaPalm, mgr.; Mrs. Kmit, coach; Susan Packard, Susan Fowler, Joanne Brooks, Laura
Barrus, Judy Ring, Kathy Mollison, Brenda Donovan, Bonnie Albert, Martha Morrey, mgr. SEATED: Linda Beals,
Susan Clark, Cynthia Kellogg, Andrea Culver, Esther Snow, Judy Breguet, Diana Damon, Betty Brooks.
The 1958-59 season was quite successful for our girls'
basketball team. The girls entered the Franklin League
again this year and won the championship. . To enable us to
play more games, yet keep fairly near this area, we played
some teams from larger schools, such as Northampton High
School, Cooley Dickinson Nurses, and Saint Michaels'.
Northampton and the nurses accounted for 4 of our 5 losses ,
the fifth of which was to the Alumnae. All in all through
the untiring efforts of our coach, Mrs. Kmit, managers
Martha Morrey and Paulette LaPalm, and the team, we ended
with 8 wins, 5 losses, and 1 tie, a season of which we are all
For the first time this year, we were happy to have a
J.V. team made up of freshmen and sophomores. These girls
played a total of six games, with a 3-3 won and lost record.
This program has given valuable experience to these girls
which will aid in building stronger teams in the future.
'Last Minute Instructions"
'After Game Refreshment"
'Get That Rebound!'
33 Alumnae 45
30 Chester 14
20 Cooley Dickinson Nurses 34
36 Smith Academy 11
20 Hopkins 8
36 Charlemont 23
22 Sanderson 12
24 Northampton 29
37 St. Michael's 14
Cooley Dickinson Nurses 44
27 Smith Academy
29 St. Michael's
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STANDING: David Braman, Paul Webb, Mr. Tonet, coach; Richard Graves, Craig Haskell. SEATED: Ricky
Graves, Robert Haskell, Dan Dunlevy, Glenn Richardson, Charles Kellogg, Walter Wittshirk, Joel Howes.
ABSENT: Brian King.
The Williamsburg countryside viewed a new sport this fall as the first cross-country team to represent
Williamsburg High School went into action. For many weeks the team prepared strenuously for their three meets.
They were seen running up hills, down hills, over dirt roads and across meadows. This hearty band of runners soon
captured the admiration of not only the student body, but also many townspeople, and our meets were enthusiasti-
The first meet was at Charlemont where the course was found to be quite hilly although not too difficult.
This fact may be seen by the results of the race which Burgy won 21 to 46. Williamsburg placed four men among
the first five finishers with Walt Wittshirk barely being edged at the finish. In a return meet with Charlemont at
Williamsburg the Burgy High team again won handily 16 to 59. Dan Dunlevy finished first to lead our team to a
nearly perfect race. In our last run against a highly experienced Amherst Regional High School team on the
Amherst College Freshman Course we were again victorious. The final score in this meet was 20 to 39, with
Dan Dunlevy again leading the two teams.
An undefeated season climaxed our first cross-country effort and much credit is due the members of our squad.
Happily, many of our runners are underclassmen, who, with added experience will give Williamsburg High School
its successful teams of the future.
46 Williamsburg 16 Charlemont 59
D. Dunlevy 1st
G. Richardson 2nd
W. Wittshirk 3rd
C. Kellogg 4th
F. Graves 6th
Williamsburg 20 Amherst Regional 39
D. Dunlevy 1st
W. Wittshirk 2nd
C. Kellogg 4th
G. Richardson 5th
J. Howes 8th
Williamsburg 21 Charlemont
W. Wittshirk 2nd
C. Kellogg 3rd
G. Richardson 4th
J. Howes 5th
R. Haskell 7th
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STANDING: Harry Williston, mgr.; Richard Graves, Paul Webb, Neal Menard, Reed Boisjolie, Glenn Richardson,
Mr. Tonet, coach. SEATED: Steve Thayer, Will Samson, Timo Moynahan, Brian King, Ricky Graves, John
The Williamsburg High School basketball team started to practice
early in October in preparation for their first game on December 16.
Overconfidence and inexperience led to their downfall in the first
two games. The team broke into the win column in their next game
with a lopsided victory over Chicopee Vocational. From that point,
the team was more successful and concluded the season with 14 vic-
tories in 22 contests. Two particular events highlighted the season:
an 8 point victory over a strong Belchertown team; and secondly, the
fact that they lost only one game on their home court.
In the 16th annual Tri-State Tourney, Williamsburg moved to the
final round of the consolation event, but was defeated in an overtime
contest 39-36 by Sanderson Academy.
The team was led throughout the yearby theirhigh-scoring captain,
Brian King. The play -making of Tim Moynahan combined with
Ricky Graves' driving, and the shooting and rebounding of Steve Thayer,
Paul Webb, John Judd, and Will Samson produced a fairly well-
balanced floor attack. Playing their last game in Burgy uniforms are
Brian King, Paul Webb, Glenn Richardson, John Judd, and Steve Thayer.
Replacing these boys next year and in future years will be a fine group
of J.V. ballplayers, who received a great deal of experience from 8
games this year.
at Chester 35
at Huntington 41
at Chicopee Vocational 58
at Belchertown 32
at Hardwick 46
at Sanderson 39
New Salem 41
at New Salem 40
at Charlemont 43
at Clarke 57
Excluding Alumni 13
Tri -State Tourney:
Leland and Gray 36
Consolation, Second Place Burgy
INDIVIDUAL BASKETBALL SCORES
"excluding Alumni game
STANDING: Allan Moran, mgr., John Judd, mgr., Ron Packard, Brian King, Charles Sears, Mr. Tonet, coach;
Steve Thayer, Craig Haskell, Glenn Richardson. KNEELING: Walter Wittshirk, Timo Moynahan, Bemie Beetie,
Dan Dunlevy, Richie Tetrault, Reed Boijolie, Dave Braman, Dick Graves.
* at New Salem
at Pioneer Regional
* at Charlemont
* New Salem
* at Belchertown
* at Sanderson
* Franklin League
J RUNS HITS
» 3 5
51 1/3 27
14 2/3 5
"Get that Jump Ball!"
"Looks Like Trouble Ahead'
"Hook it, Boz!"
"The Fearsome Five! "
"Oh Well, They're Juniors"
"Pep Rally! "
"Alvin and the Chipmunks! "
'Our Science Fair"
'Let's pay attention, girls!"
"Scalpel, Scissors, Clamps! "
"The Student Council"
"Throw It Up On Top!"
"The Ones Who Feed Us!
'Hair for Next Season 1
'From the Team to You"
"Mr. Tonet's Pride and Joy"
This year we were again fortunate to have a successful Basketball Banquet sponsored
by the Citizens' Committee.
After a delicious turkey dinner the program began with Mr. Branch as master of
ceremonies. Mr. Richard and Mr. Roger each gave a brief talk congratulating both Mr.
Tonet and Mrs. Kmit. Team members and cheerleaders were surprised and in many
cases embarrassed when their baby pictures were flashed on a large screen for all to see.
However, Mr. Tonet was also on the receiving end of good-natured pranks, in the
form of "Earl Tonet, This Is Your Life." We learned many deep dark secrets of our
beloved coach, and we were glad to find his youth much like our own.
The highlight of the evening came, of course, with the presentation of awards. Mr.
Tonet presented each of his senior boys with trophies. Those receiving them were Paul
Webb, Brian King, Steven Thayer, Glenn Richardson, and John Judd. The remainder of
the boys received tie clasps. Otis Sears and Harry Williston received trophies for their
excellent work as managers. Brian King and Rickie Graves shared honors for the W.
Malcolm Heath Memorial Plaque awarded for foul shooting.
Mrs. Kmit awarded trophies to her senior girls, Esther Snow, Judy Breguet, and
Andrea Culver. The rest of the team and the cheerleaders received lipsticks and mir-
It was a fitting climax to the season and one which will long be remembered by
those who, because of graduation, participated for the last time.
"Nice going, Ricky!"
"To our Senior Girls"
"What Seems to be the Joke?"
THE TYPEWRITER SHOP
NORTHAMPTON COMMERCIAL COLLEGE
CLASS OF 1962
76 Pleasant St.
Bus. REpublic 3-3165 Res. COlony 8-7793
ROBERT C. MERRITT
HAMPSHIRE ENGINEERING SERVICE, INC.
MUTUAL OF NEW YORK
Forced Air Heat
Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York
Sheet Metal Fabricating
574 Haydenville Road JU 4-4080
130 MAPLE STREET
The Patrons of the 1959 Tattler
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Graves
Mr. and Mrs. Larry O'Brien
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Senecal
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Parker
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mollison
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sherk
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bart
Mr. Henry Simm
Mr. and Mrs. George Mougin
Mr. Donald C. McCoy
Mrs. Barbara M. Mason
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Thomas
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Wittshirk
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Otis
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Barrus
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin King
Mr. and Mrs. George G. Smith
Mrs. Helen Lavalle
Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Houle
Mr. and Mrs. J. George Gagnon
Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Outhuse
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hemenway
Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Kuschka
Mr. and Mrs. William Culver
Mr. and Mrs. John Breguet
; HAYDENVILLE PACKAGE STORE
THE CLASS OF '61
1 CLASS OF '60
WILLIAMSBURG GULF STATION
Complete Automotive Service
Tel. Colony 8-4812
Wallace Dostal, Prop.
1896 NORTHAMPTON m9 1
COMMERCIAL COLLEGE 1
College Grade Courses in:
Business Administration— Secretarial Science
FEATURES which distinguish N.C.C. are: degree transfer privileges, strong
faculty, guidance, activities, lifetime placement, co-educational, dormitory.
Address Director of Admissions for further information
OSTROWSKI AND DELISLE
Contractors and Builders
Northampton JU 4-0464
Good Luck in the Future
SMART'S BEAUTY SALON
Tel. 3062 Williamsburg
GEORGE D. JUDD
Flagstone for Landscaping
Sand and Gravel
Bulldozer and Shovel Excavating
Goshen, Mass. CO 8-7590
MANUFACTURERS OF NAMEPLATES
I sed Cars
FILKINS AUTO CLINIC
Tires— Batteries— Accessories
E. E. Filkins
Auto Body Repairing and Uefinishing
Expert Service, Ignition, Carboration, Welding
HEMENWAY REAL ESTATE AGENCY
Jean E. Hemenway
TELETRAD SERVICE CENTER
127 Main Street
WILLIAMSBURG GENERAL STORE
TILTON TOWN FARM IN GOSHEN
GAS & ELECTRIC APPLIANCES
Phone CO 8-7294 Williamsburg
Eggs sold both wholesale & retail
Harold Mollison, Manager
HASKELL INSURANCE AGENCY
Insurance and Real Estate
Notary Public Appraisals
"Herb" and Ruth Haskell
Huntington Rd., Worthington Russell St., Huntington
Tel. 2286 Tel. MO 7-4861
HEALY, PITTSINGER & MASON, INC.
H. D. STANTON
West Chesterfield Mass.
R. A. MORAN
E. J. GARE & SON
Diamonds— W ate he s
112 Main St. Northampton
THE A. E. ALBERT & SONS, INC.
Potato Growers and Dealers
Furnishings— Men's— Sportswear
"Just A Few Steps 0« Main"
14 Center St.
BEST WISHES FOR FUTURE SUCCESS
GRADUATING CLASS OF 1959
KING AND CUSHMAN INC.
2 1 Center Street
BEST of LUCK to the
FROM THE GANG AT
TED'S SNACK BAR
R. F. BURKE
KEYES FLOWER SHOP
F. N. GRAVES & SON, INC.
9 No. Maple St.
Tel. CO a-7210
for success to the Class of '59
Leonard D. Austin, Reg. Pharm.
Tel. CO 8-7691
"Free prescription delivery service"
BATURA'S SODA SHOP
DAMON INSURANCE AGENCY
Tel. CO 8-3781
6 South Street
THE 1755 HOUSE
48 OLD SOUTH STREET
MODEL BAKE SHOP
Birthday & Wedding Cakes
fresh pastries baked daily
82 Maple Street
The Finest in Beauty Care for the
Haydenville 20 High St. Mass.
Hair Shaping, Styling and Permanent Waving
THE HARLOW LUGGAGE STORE
GAZETTE PRINTING CO.,
Telephone VO 4-1097
18 Center Street
79 Pleasant Street
Tel. JU 4-5233
\^ ^/ AQUADRO & CERRUTI f INC.
HAMPSHIRE LUMBER CO.
\nu 2 Stores To Serve } ou Better
FOSTER & FARRAR CO.
38 Haw ley St.
51-53 In ion St.
Telephone Jl 4-2054
" Even< thing for
162 Main St.
Home, Farm, and Industry"
Tel. JU 4-8811
COOPERS DAIRY, INC.
E. & J. CIGAR CO., INC.
31 Main Street Florence
\utomotive Repairs, Parts, <&
for all occasions
Junior Sizes Our Speciality
Route 143 Chesterfield
PAUL ARNO MANN
Technically good and artistic photography for over a quarter of a century.
Winner of first, second and third prize at recent Convention of The Photographers'
\ssociation of Nev\ England.
For many years Cameraman for 1 nderwood and 1 nderwood and Hachrach.
52 Center St.— Opp. Telephone Building
.11 1-2068 Northampton
Quality Cleaning— Dyeing
Weekly Pickup— Delivery Service
Tel. CO 8-7247
4 Main Street Williamsburg
U.S. SAVINGS BONDS
WILLIAMSBURG POST OFFICE
j« LORENCE £TORE
KARL'S SERVICE SHOP
Tel. JU 4-4088
Chain Saws— Power Mowers
North d mpion
CHARLES R. DUTTON
114 King Street
Tel. JU 4-4260
WALTER E. DENNY
201 Main Street
76 Maple St.
HAYDENVILLE SAVINGS BANK
—Deposits are insured for the FULL AMOUNT under the laws of the Commonwealth
—Deposits draw interest from the fifteenth day of each month.
Monday through Friday— 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Friday Evenings— 6 to 8
ANN AUGUST & CO.
FLORENCE TEXACO SERVICE
HAMPSHIRE SUPPLY CO., INC.
257 King Street
ACME AUTO BODY
220 King Street
227 Main Street Northampton
WANT GAS OR OIL?
300 King Street
Mor-Duffs Jewelry Store
EDWARD MURPHY, Prop.
Florence— 139 Main Street— Massachusetts
15 5t *tt Street NorUi*** "
Compliments and Best Wishes
to the Class of '59
BRADFORD'S SODA SHOPPE
E. C. ADDIS & CO.
MacDONALD'S SHOE SHOP
185 Main Street
Best loafers in town"
Northampton Labor Day Week
Compliments (irul Best \' ishes
/■ or the Future
Northampton's Newest and Smartest
Men's Wear Store
CAHILL AND HODGES
3] Main M.
DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE
'■Hampshire County's only
goto BRANDLE'S first
To Save Time and Trouble for Your
Main Street Northampton
J. W. BIRD CO.
For a fine education you go to
Williamsburg High School
For fine Seafoods, come to
Books Records Typewriters
the house that seafood built in "Hamp"
100 Green Street Northampton
Furniture Upholstering— Venetian 1 Minds
Automobile Tops— Seat Clovers
Rusco Combination Windows and Doors
243 Main St. Northampton
34 Center Street Northampton
Phone JU 4-1822
7 No. Main St.
Cleaners and Tailors
Will Call For and Deliver
Suits Made To Order
WILLIAM BAKER & SON
CALLAHAN'S 5 & 10 STORE
81 Main St.
PLUMB AUTO SUPPLY CO.
141 North Main St.
NORTHAMPTON RADIATOR CO., INC.
Radiator Repairing A Specialty
346 King St.
King Street Northampton
P.O. Box 1468
FINE CLASS RINGS
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